Monday, September 11, 2017

John Rutter's Psalm 150


A Facebook friend shared a performance of John Rutter's Psalm 150.

The 8-minute composition seems to be in the unusual key of F# Major. It is performed by the St. Paul Cathedral Choir in London.  The music is somewhat modal at times, and is suggestive particularly of Ralph Vaughn Williams.

I presented Bruckner's treatment of the Psalm here Jan. 25, 2014. 

Friday, September 01, 2017

Houston pastor plays his piano in flooded home; Yamaha will replace it (AC360 CNN)


A Houston pastor plays the piano in his flooded home to show his son the piano still works.


Anderson Cooper interviewed Vanessa Carlton on AC360 to help Eric and his family (seven kids). 

Yamaha will replace the piano, according to AC360 Friday evening.
  
If you’re a musician, the piano is an essential item.